Plagiarism / Duplicate / Redundant publication policy

Orthopaedic Journal of Madhya Pradesh Chapter has a strict anti-plagiarism policy and the articles are screened by our licensed plagiarism software (Plagiarism Checker X Pro). Upon submission, the manuscript undergoes a quick screening for its content as per the scope of the journal. Then, the manuscript is checked for plagiarism and sent to an editorial board member for approval before being sent for peer review. It is at the sole discretion of our editors (based on the percentage of plagiarism encountered) that a plagiarized manuscript is rejected and/or the author is given some time to resubmit the corrected, non-plagiarized manuscript, which shall be treated as a fresh submission. This reduces the burden on our peer-reviewers so that they can focus their time and effort on accessing the content of the manuscript, thus leading to an efficient peer-review. Plagiarism is discouraged at every step and can lead to withdrawal of the manuscript/article. Re-use of text, data, figures, or images without appropriate acknowledgment or permission is considered plagiarism, as is the paraphrasing of text, concepts, and ideas.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published or currently submitted elsewhere. Duplicate publication is a violation of the APA code of ethics and will be grounds for prompt rejection of the submitted manuscript. If the editor was not aware of the violation and the article has been published, a notice of duplicate submission and the ethical violation will be published and the article can be retracted. All allegations of plagiarism/ duplicate publication are investigated in accordance with COPE guidelines.